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abc's preeti arla. >> reporter: all eyes are on the northeast, with predictions of a historic storm barreling in that direction. with estimates it could drop up to 2 1/2 feet of snow. massachusetts governor, deval patrick says, this storm will make safe travel nearly impossible. >> accumulation is expected to be swift, heavy and dangerous. >> stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: the storm already struck the midwest, blanketing chicago with snow and leaving cars in ditches in wisconsin. along the densely i-95 corridor from new york, boston and beyond, preparations are under way. crews across the region loaded up salt trucks and are ready to hit the road. >> it will probably be a long four days, which is tough on anybody. >> reporter: no doubt, there is a lot of work ahead. new york has 6,300 miles of streets to plow.
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>> we have more than 250,000 tons of salt on-hand. >> reporter: in new jersey, residents brace for the storm, even though they haven't recovered from the devastation left behind by superstorm sandy. >> trying to batten down the hatches here, if any storms are coming. the last one ruined us totally. >> reporter: new england residents rushed out to stock up on essentials. >> this is panic shopping. so, bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> reporter: the fire department was even called into a supermarket in salem, massachusetts, because there were too many people there. many schools and businesses closed ahead of the storm. and airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights and say more are expected. preeti arla, abc news. and in massachusetts, all subway, bus and commuter rail services will be shut down by midafternoon. >> as you can see on today's front page of "the boston herald," officials are urging drivers to be off the roads by noon, hoping to avoid a repeat of what went on during the historic blizzard of 1978. accuweather's jim dickey has
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more, now, about what's in store for this wild weather weekend. >> good morning, rob and diana. a crippling snowstorm expected here today. two systems colliding. area of low pressure strengthening. as we head into the afternoon off the eastern seaboard, watching the corridor from new york city on north and eastward. blizzard conditions from long island up on through bangor, maine, through the overnight. worst conditions around noontime on. but the worst of the worst, that's occurs around 7:00 p.m. tonight to the early morning hours. many spots, one to two feet of snow. rob and diana, back to you. >> here we go. thank you, jim, for that. for the very latest on the blizzard, stay with us for "good morning america." our extreme weather team, of course, is tracking its every move. brace yourself, folks. going to be a messy few hours. >> that's for sure. now, to our other major story. the nonstop search for a suspected triple-killer on the loose in southern california. >> police are now going door-to-door in a ski area east of los angeles, looking for christopher dorner. they say he is heavily armed, highly trained and bent on revenge.
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abc's david wright is in big bear lake. >> suspect vehicle still outstanding. it's a black nissan titan. >> reporter: police officers hunting one of their own. a rogue former officer, now accused of hunting them. >> of course, he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. it's extremely worrisome and scary. >> reporter: it all started sunday with a grisly double-homicide. 28-year-old monica quan and her fiance, keith lawrence, shot in their car. a murder with no apparent motive. >> we've identified christopher jordan dorner as a suspect in this double-homicide. >> reporter: 33-year-old christopher dorner, a lieutenant in the u.s. navy reserves, honorably discharged just last friday. fired four years ago by the lapd. police claim he bore a grudge against a retired lapd police
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captain, randy quan, monica's father, as well as other lapd officers. >> of particular interest at this point in the investigation, is a multipage manifesto. >> reporter: in a rambling manifesto posted online, dorner blames quan and other lapd officers of a smear campaign, after dorner reported witnessing a fellow officer commit police brutality. the manifesto vows vengeance. i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform, whether on or off duty. >> lapd is a specific target. but all law enforcement is a target. >> reporter: police set up a command post in the mountains northeast of l.a., where a truck had been set ablaze. that truck turned out to be dorner's. but the suspect was nowhere to be found. cnn's anderson cooper revealed dorner had sent him a package. >> inside the package was a hand-labeled dvd with a yellow post-it note, reading in part, quote, i never lied, apparently in reference to his dismissal from the lapd in 2008.
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>> reporter: among the more chilling statements in the manifesto, when the truth comes out, the killing stops. l.a. police rejected any suggestion they review his allegation. >> it's not going to happen. >> reporter: dorner's manifesto indicates he is prepared to die. if they do manage to find him, don't be surprised if the lapd obliges. i'm david wright in los angeles. we've learned overnight that dorner apparently posted messages online to various celebrities before he went on his rampage. among the recipients of those messages, tim tebow, charlie sheen, chef anthony bourdain and the westboro baptist church. to capitol hill, now, where cia nominee, john brennan, has strongly defended the use of drones against terror targets. brennan told lawmakers that drone strikes are only used against targets planning to carry out attacks against the united states. never as retribution. he promised to tell congress every time the cia targets and kills suspected terrorists. >> if i were to go to cia and the cia was involved in
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any type of illegal activity, i would make sure this committee had that information. absolutely. >> after the hearing, intelligence committee chair, dianne feinstein, called for more openness about drone strikes. the senator says lawmakers may set up a special court to regulate those strikes. and outgoing defense secretary leon panetta revealed the first time there was a plan in place to arm rebels in syria. but that plan was vetoed by the white house, over worries the weapons might fall into the wrong hands. more than 60,000 people have died in the civil war in syria. and still to come on this busy friday morning, the very latest on the blizzard watch in the northeast. a storm that's on the move right now. and then, did facebook break the internet. a software buzz last night left millions seeing error messages. and the good news here at abc. robin roberts' return, now just a few days away.
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and welcome back. there is more evidence this morning of a recovery in the jobs market. the number of americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week was down by 5,000. more importantly, the 4-week average is down, too, to just over 350,000. that's the lowest level in five years. job creation is still lackluster, though. but the pace of layoffs is decreasing. the internal revenue service says it is cracking down on identity theft. criminals use stolen identities to file fraudulent tax returns and then receive bogus refunds. the irs says it has prevented
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thefts of $20 billion last year, half, again, as much as the year before. but the tax agency says it admits it still does miss some. and here's more evidence that facebook weaves a tangled web. many users browsing the internet yesterday were redirected from major sites to a facebook error page. but it only affected those who were logged into facebook with the same browser. and going to sites that had facebook's like button. facebook has fixed the problem. british authorities say some recalled frozen lasagna packages contained 60% horse meat and some as much as 100%. earlier this month, millions of burgers were pulled off of british shelves because they were tainted. horse meat isn't a health risk for humans. but it's just generally not eaton in britain or the u.s. >> that's a nasty story. and your chances of finding love, and more, at work may depend on your profession. more than 8% of artists say they've hooked up with a colleague. number two for workplace flings
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was cooks. but number three was welders, with more than 6%. the hot torch. and we didn't find news anchors, though, anywhere on the list. >> that's interesting. i met my husband at work. >> did you really? >> i did. >> and he's a tv guy, too. >> he's a tv guy. so, we're somewhere on that list. >> you're saying you're married? >> i'm married. sorry. i know. next on this friday, a developing story. the bush family private e-mails may have been hacked. a criminal investigation launched overnight. and the college basketball stunner. another number one team goes down. she changed her dress three times,
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nation's capital. it all will be a rain event for d.c., changing over to snow as it moves into philadelphia and the upper north. and before the snow comes down, the wet roads will make for a slick commute for much of the northeast. especially slippery, as freezing rain falls around new york this morning. rain drenches highways around the california coast. we have snowy mountain passes in california and the northern rockies. >> and if you're flying, airport delays are possible in d.c., new york city, boston, philadelphia, l.a., salt lake city and san francisco. the search for a suspected triple-killer, christopher dorner. police went door-to-door overnight in the big bear ski area east of l.a., after dorner's burned-out truck was discovered nearby. >> they say that dorner is heavily armed, highly trained and bent on revenge against lapd over his firing in 2008. in a rambling manifesto posted online, dorner vowed to bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to the department. in other news, now.
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a criminal investigation is under way to find out who is responsible for hacking the e-mails of the bush family. the hacker accessed e-mail accounts of both former presidents, as well as bush family phone numbers, home addresses and security gate access codes. the hacker also seized at least one photograph during george w.h. bush's recent stay in the hospital. the recent stay is over for one squatter in south florida. andre barbosa took over a boca raton mansion. claiming an archaic law called adverse possession. bank of america, which owns the property, had him evicted. the bank had the locks changed and posted 24-hour guards to make sure the place remains unoccupied. also from florida, a bartender's close call. he scrambled out of the way, just as an suv came crashing through the front window. edwin perez avoided being crushed by jumping over the bar. a woman in her 70s was behind the wheel. it's not known why she lost control.
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perez ended up with some stitches in his leg. the driver was shaken up but not hurt. a worker in tennessee quit his job for a rather unique reason. walter slonopas has an i.d. badge number 666. and he has another document from the company that referenced the so-called number of the beast. and when slonopas got his w-2 form with the 666 on it, that's when he quit. the company wants him back, now. and is offering a new w-2. and now, some sports news. take heart all of you about to be in that big blizzard over the next 36 hours. the first major league pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training on sunday. as for last night's hoops highlights, we have those from espn. >> good morning. i'm zubin mehenti here with your "sportscenter" update. the most dangerous place in all of sport is the very top of college basketball. for the fifth time in as many weeks, number one comes crashing down. this time, it's indiana at the
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hands of p.j. richardson and illinois. they get to two there in champaign. and richardson had 23. we're tied. eight seconds to go. who else with the steal but richardson? coasting in. this would give the illini the victory. turned it over. 0.9 on the clock. tyler griffey the ball game. where's the defense? nowhere to be found. and they storm the court in champaign. 74-72, illini. to the nba. light night. two games on the docket. lakers and celtics, in boston. kobe and dwight, they've had some words lately. hooking up. he'll play. couldn't get it to go. paul pierce and the celtics, strangely enough, since losing rajon rondo, they have not lost a game. seems to have rejuvenated them. kevin garnett, passed the 25,000-point mark in his career.
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and a keen effort. celtics take a double-digit lead. a lot of questions whether paul pierce is going to be here at the deadline or next year. he was there tonight in a big way. lakers get smoked by 21 at the hands of their biggest rival. that is the "sportscenter" update. i'm zubin mehenti. have a wonderful weekend. our dear colleague robin roberts is on the verge of a major milestone. she's about to return to the anchor chair at "good morning america." >> "gma" announced yesterday that robin will be back on the job february 20th. that's five months to the day since her bone marrow transplant for a rare blood disorder. robin will ease back into the job, working her way back up to being on the air five days a week. >> happy to see her back. >> absolutely. up next, it's "the pulse." jimmy kimmel finds the funny side of the storm that's about to slam the northeast. and the little guy that swears he didn't touch the sprinkles. go back to sleep.
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weather system's expected to join forces and be what the weather channel the calling winter storm nemo. it's naming it after a beloved cartoon fish the best way to keep kids from going out in the storm? i don't care what the original meaning is. nemo is too cute a name for a storm. it should be winter storm skull crusher or blood fist. if it doesn't sound like a metallica album, it shouldn't be the name of a storm. >> i was saying that off-camera. >> jimmy kimmel on the blizzard named nemo. also, sweet news. the cookie-selling season in full swing. today marks the first-ever national girl scout cookie day. the girl scouts have been
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peddling the cook we since 1917, with thin mints the top favorite. >> and the cookie sales are designed to enhance decisionmaking, money management and people skills. >> we're fans of the samoas. coming up, someone has explaining to do. a little fella named john. >> from his messy face, it sure seems like he was eating sprinkles when he shouldn't have been. >> john, what are you eating? >> nothing. >> you didn't eat anything? >> yeah. nothing. >> john, look at mommy. >> nothing. >> strange face and all. >> that is adorable. john denies it all, even when his mom con present tfronts him evidence. mom says they had a long talk about lying. and finally, feeling the need, the need for speed. >> yes, indeed. that's apparently what got into one of south africa's best
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skateboarders, as he hammered it downhill in cape town. >> he clocked himself going more than 40 miles per hour. that's about double the speed limit for a car on that road. the caps called the drive or the rider reckless and dangerous. not to mention that skateboarding on public roads is illegal there. police want the guy arrested. >> he's moving, though. that's impressive. >> he's going quick. >> i can't roller skate. for some of you, now, local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be back. ♪
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. good friday morning, mike said there would be showers and we have them. mike, you were right. we have to admit. how long will the rain with be us? >> good question. for the next couple of hours. then it is out of here. you can see the last push as i zoomed in live doppler 7 hd on the heart of the bay.
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in the east bay valley around san ramon toward castro valley through the dublin grade we have a shower. another shower moving along the peninsula you can see it moving right there near redwood city, foster city, toward palo alto and snow showing up in the santa cruz mountains. watch out on highway 17 across the summit. by the afternoon, we will see increasing sunshine and a cool breeze in the low 50's at the coast and low-to-mid 50's around the bay and inland. >> the golden gate bridge has wet ground. it is wet through marin south on 101. no problems no road work, either. that is clear. take a look at an accident southbound 680 at stoneridge a car is off the road. it is not blocking anything. in danville, southbound, 680,
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another spin out blocking a lane of traffic headed southbound. >> kristen? >> be very careful this morning! >> developing news. police in southern california are raising alert level higher in the search for a former cop suspecting of gunning down officers. the manhunt has a new focus after the discovery of his vehicle. our news reporter is live in the newsroom with the latest. katie marzullo? >> a federal arrest warrant is out for christopher donor focused in san bernardino county where they found the burned out truck they do not know how much time passed since he abandoned it. officers are searching the 400 homes in the area. schools and ski resorts will re-open today but were closed yesterday. people are told to not open their doors to anyone they don't know. >> they still have aerial searches, ground searches and
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door-to-door searches. we have k-9 units. so far, we have not located him. >> dorner is a former lapd officer who believes he was wrongly fired. he declared war on the lapd in a manifesto and is suspected of killing three people now, including a riverside police officer. in los angeles people are upping their alert level. officers are posted at all police stations. dozens of people mentioned in the manifesto are under protective detail and schools in los angeles and irvine are under guard including donor's old elementary school where he was bullied. we are learning more about the man including his interest in certain celebrities in the next half hour. >> the search continues and the community of riverside is mourning the death of a 34-year-old officer they lost when

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